In my previous role as an analytical chemist, I know that the most time consuming and often the most disliked task of analysis is the sample preparation. But, help is on hand for those of us involved in trace elemental analysis. A recently released application brief describes wonderfully how the pain can be taken out of sample preparation when determining trace metals in rice (link to peer-reviewed article on trace metals in wild rice).
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Is speeding up sample preparation or rice analysis of interest to your laboratory? If so I would like to hear your thoughts and experiences